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Banquets Catering Coordinator

Epping Forest Yacht and Country Club

1830 Epping Forest Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32217

Yacht Club
Managed By Gate Hospitality Group
Thank you for applying to one of the most premier places to work in the Northeast Florida! People are our greatest asset and we are currently seeking people like you who have a desire to join our team.


Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club is one of the most premier places to work in Northeast Florida.  Apply today and take advantage of a unique opportunity to work at this historic property.  People are our greatest asset, and we are currently seeking people like you who have a desire to join our team.

What's in it for you?  Top pay - Flexible scheduling - Company provided uniforms and dry cleaning benefits - Company provided training & certifications . . . and so much more!

EDUCATION: Four-year college degree, with a preferred major in related field, i.e., Hotel Management, Business or Marketing or 2 years prior experience in Conference & Catering.

TRAINING & EXPERIENCE: Prior experience in conference and catering coordination. Must have a valid Florida Driver’s License.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have a working knowledge of service agreements, banquet event orders, hotel/resort operations and procedures. Experience in a high-volume upscale membership club or luxury resort a plus.

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for organizing and coordinating the many and varied details relating to the successful servicing of group meetings and special event functions at The Lodge & Club.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES: Must be able to work on feet, moving about at a quick pace for several hours at a time. Must be able to work under busy conditions. Must be able to lift, carry and move up to 50 pounds.

Responsibilities for this Position

  • Support the Special Events & Catering Sales Director and Catering Department by building accounts in Springer Miller, iVvy/Delphi and Canary, with any necessary notes and trace (i.e.cut off dates/deposits/signed documents). Create files, manage the contract turnover process and deposit schedules for Lodge catering events. Effectively communicate and distribute Banquet Event Orders, Group Resumes, Daily Activities, Change Logs, and VIP Amenity Requests to all applicable departments.
  • Energetic personality a plus. The ideal candidate will havea professional “Team Oriented” mindset. Must be able to work a flexible schedule, to include weekends, holidays and split shifts, based on and according to business levels, and maintain regular attendance in compliance with Gate Hospitality standards.
  • Serve as day of event support for occasional large-scale social events and weddings, specifically assisting the Wedding & Special Events Manager during vendor load-in and set up, transitioning guests to/from each event, and overseeing the time-line and details are executed correctly on behalf of EFFYC.
  • Support General Manager by building in-house meeting holds; detail Banquet Event Orders in iVvy/Delphi and distribute internally.
  • Must meet Gate Hospitality dress code and personal grooming standards. Approach all encounters with guests and employees in an attentive friendly courteous and service-oriented manner.
  • Must attend all required Gate orientation, training and safety courses; attend BEO meeting and internal departmental meetings as needed.
  • Must comply at all times with Gate Hospitality standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations. Report any safety hazards, follow up that hazard has been corrected, and assist with providing a safe work environment.
  • Perform any other duties requested or required by Catering Department.

The Epping Forest Yacht and Country Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug-free workplace.

Posted March 6, 2024

Epping Forest Yacht and Country Club

Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club combines turn-of-the-century romance and world-class amenities in a setting of historical significance. Built in 1926 by industrialist Alfred I. duPont and wife Jesse Ball duPont as their Florida residence, Epping Forest was quickly distinguished as one of the country’s finest estates. Many illustrious guests, such as the Vanderbilts, Carnegies, Goulds, Presidents Gerald Ford and Anwar Sadat, graced its rooms for lavish parties. In the early 1970s, Epping Forest became the home of the Raymond K. Mason family. In 1984, Gate acquired Epping Forest from the Mason family. The company strongly believed that the estate should be preserved for future enjoyment of Jacksonville’s citizens. Recognized on the National Register of Historic Places, Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club now offers a traditional elegance reminiscent of times gone by, while offering the modern conveniences of today.

Meticulously restored to its original splendor, the duPont Mansion offers casual and gourmet dining with a level of service unmatched by its peers. The first floor glass terrace dining rooms and second story private dining and banquet facilities offer members and guests an unforgettable view of the English Gardens and St. Johns River. From Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club, one can enjoy a breathtaking sunset over the widest point of the St. Johns River. This view, along with award winning cuisine, exceptional service and banquet facilities, set the ideal scene for wedding receptions, private parties and group functions. Members also have access to a private marina and enjoy cruises, dock parties, sailing instruction, camps and a rental fleet.

The 12,000 square-foot Fitness Center showcases a large selection of the highest quality cardiovascular, circuit training and free weight equipment. Personal consultation and instruction are available along with an array of aerobic, yoga, Pilates and Spinning classes. Separate locker rooms are complete with steamroom, sauna, whirlpool and showers. Members also enjoy six pools, including a heated lap pool and separate adult and family pool areas. Family activities offered at Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club include our Cub’s Den nursery, children’s playground, family nights, swim team and many others. On-site tennis professionals are available to teach group and private lessons on six well-manicured, illuminated tennis courts. League play, camps and racquet stringing are also available. The Wheelhouse Café offers quick, full service menu items, seven days a week.

A Tradition of Excellence and a Lifetime of Memories.
For an Employment Application, please complete an online application or resume on this website or visit the Human Resources Department located at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club (200 Ponte Vedra Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL  32082).  Applications for all Clubs are accepted only at the Ponte Vedra address. Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The telephone number is (904) 273-7727.
Employment Application or appointment parking is in the Parking Deck adjacent to the Administration Building only.  The entrance to Human Resources is clearly marked as you leave the parking deck.  Please use this side entrance to the Administration Building.